Wine Region: Saint-Julien, France
Grapes:Â Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit verdot, Cabernet franc
The wine exhibited a youthful color, as well as attractive, sweet, cherry and black-currant notes in its nose intermingled with a touch of earth and spice. The 1989 does not possess the body, weight, and richness of the 1990, coming across as more of a mid-weight, leaner style of wine. It is more austere, and the tough tannin that has been a worrisome component since its birth is still present. This wine could turn around and come close to being an outstanding example
About the Winery
Originally, the vineyards of LÃ©oville PoyferrÃ© were one with those that today constitute the vineyards of LÃ©oville Las Cases and LÃ©oville Barton. The original domain was created by the parliamentarian Jean de MoytiÃ© in 1638. The wine is already well known, appreciated ?? and dear in the eighteenth century, thanks to the efforts of its owner since 1740, Blaise-Alexandre de Gasq, Lord of LÃ©oville. Four of his heirs shared the estate during the Revolution. One of them, the Marquis de Las Cases, owner of a quarter of the lands, having fled abroad, the three others obtained from the Revolutionary State a partial confiscation of the field, bearing specifying on this quarter. This parcel will eventually become LÃ©oville Barton. When sharing the remaining plots, which occurred in 1840, Jeanne de PoyferrÃ©, the marquis' granddaughter, inherited the current estate, which will take the name ChÃ¢teau de LÃ©oville PoyferrÃ©. The classification of MÃ©doc wines comes shortly after, in 1855. The original property being divided into three farms, each is awarded the rank of Second Grand Cru ClassÃ©. Repeated several times, LÃ©oville PoyferrÃ© died in 1920 to a family from the north, now represented by Didier Cuvelier.
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